Helping your body achieve a normal, healthy inflammation response is key to maintaining joint and muscle health. The foods we eat can be an important part of this process. Many medical and nutrition experts recommend some form of the Mediterranean diet … lucky for us, because this eating plan is delicious as well as healthful!
Basically, the Mediterranean diet consists of lots of plant foods, fiber-rich whole grains and some protein, mainly from fish and poultry. The diet isn’t so much about limiting fats as choosing “good” fats such as nuts and olive oil. Avoid hydrogenated and trans fats.
If it’s OK with your doctor, have a glass of wine at dinner. If you don’t drink alcohol, you don’t need to start. Instead, enjoy an occasional glass of purple grape juice as a refreshing treat.
A wonderful component of the Mediterranean diet is its emphasis on mealtimes as family and social occasions. Whenever possible, eat while in the company of people instead of the TV! Social eating encourages slower eating – aiding digestive health – as well as enhanced overall well-being.
When you examine the nutrient value of the Mediterranean diet, you’ll recognize the names of many antioxidants, minerals and herbal ingredients found in Nutri-Health® supplements formulated to support joint, muscle and bone health. That’s no coincidence!
There are so many benefits to this diet, you’ll be amazed that such delicious food can also help you to look and feel better.**
Find delicious recipes online at www.mediterranean-food-recipes.com.
View a Mediterranean diet pyramid here.
**Always consult with your health care provider before adopting any exercise or diet plan.